Media Council


The CMA Media Council voices diverse opinions and perspectives around current issues facing various facets of media—including clients, agencies, partners, technology, broadcasters and content—and informs the industry in making good decisions.

Council Members

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Ishma Alexander-Huet

VP, Client Advice & Management, Head of Learning & Culture, Initiative Media Canada, Inc.

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Caroline Gianias

President, Radio Connects

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Urania Agas

Chief Executive Officer, MediaCom Canada

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Azadeh Attar

Head of Industry, Brand, Pinterest

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Emily Baillie

Professor, Humber College School of Media Studies & Information Technology

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Hilary Borndahl

Founder & CEO, Miix Analytics Inc.

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Darryl Coburn

Senior Vice President and Practice Leader, Environics Analytics

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Lisa Ducharme

Director of Online Content, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

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Karen Eckert

Director, Multi-Platform Sales, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Darrick Li

VP, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, North America, Standard Media Index

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Matt McGowan

Director and General Manager, Canada, Snap Inc.

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Christine Roche

Marketing Director, Personal Savings & Investments, RBC

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Scott Stewart

General Manager, Bleublancrouge Toronto

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Claudia Worms Sciama

Managing Director, Auto & Consumer Goods, Google Inc.

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Lisa Wang

Senior Manager, Enterprise Marketing Planning, CIBC - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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Penny Hicks

Managing Director, Client Partnerships, The Globe and Mail

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Julie Unsworth

Director, Corporate Marketing, Walmart Canada Corp.

Recent Articles Authored by Council

Exploring the right to disconnect: A media agency perspective

Ontario will spur a shift in our commitment to employees, while also sparking difficult conversations with our client partners.

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Optimizing media mix in Canada

This consideration of where to allocate ad spend is especially important in Canada, where we’re witnessing media spend per capita decline. This trend is unique to Canada...

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Purpose-led marketing and media investments

There is a growing awareness of the media supply chain and the impact that a brand can have based on its...

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Media measurement in Canada: Expectations and guiding principles

In this paper, we discuss the role that media measurement plays, what we should expect out of it in our market and conclude with five guiding principles for media measurement in Canada.

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Canada’s media agency selection process defined

Media is the largest line item in a marketing budget, and the effectiveness of that spend is closely tied to the quality of partnerships between marketers, creative agencies and...

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Marketing changes in 2021 require a big picture view

The challenge now is for marketers to understand the options replacing universal personal identifiers that track...

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